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Seahawks Insider podcast — Week 4 | Seahawks Insider
How will Seattle’s receivers match up against St. Louis defensive backs Cortland Finnegan and Janoris Jenkins? How will the Seahawks defense Rams possession receiver Danny Amendola? And is this week’s contest at St. Louis a trap game for Seattle? Eric Williams of The News Tribune and Rob Rang, senior draft analyst with, discuss Seattle’s upcoming contest at St. Louis.

Woodson addresses team: 'Just play football'
Rather, the Packers must dissect those other 59 minutes 52 seconds. Woodson, the highest-paid, most-experienced, arguably most-respected player on the team, tried to instill this accountability. "We put ourselves in that situation to even let it happen," inside linebacker A.J. Hawk said. "We feel like that game shouldn't have been that close at the time. They shouldn't be able to win on the last play of the game. It should have been more out of reach. As a team, that's how we should look at it. He's a guy who has played forever. Guys respect him. So we definitely listen."

Wilson says offense can create more explosive plays | Seahawks Insider
"I definitely felt like I did that two or three plays in the game where I could have stayed in the pocket longer," Wilson said. "It’s something I’m always focusing on and working on. "I know I have the ability to make plays with my feet, too. But I’d rather stay in there and make throws. That’s the first little note I made myself personally as soon as we watched film – just that I make sure to stay in the pocket a little longer, trust it a little longer. And that will develop with time and just the more experience I get." Blog | Thursday in Hawkville: Carroll has a ‘lid’ on passing game right now
"I really think this is me holding the lid on it right now," Carroll said. "I’m overseeing all of that." The Seahawks don’t just rank last in passing offense, they are the only team in the league that is averaging more yards rushing (141.3) than passing (127.7). "What’s more important to us is that we take care of the football," Carroll said. "More than anything. I don’t care about the yards."

What we learned: Seahawks 14, Packers 12 (Referee-free edition) | Seahawks Blog | The Seattle Times
Seahawks remain flag-rant violators. Seattle was penalized 14 times in the game, their most in any game under coach Pete Carroll. In fact, there have only been three games in which the Seahawks have been penalized more times in franchise history, and for all the scrutiny of the way these games are officiated, keep in mind that a number of those penalties were self-inflicted, pre-snap penalties. Seattle was penalized for delay of game for the fourth time this season, and had two false-start penalties tight end Anthony McCoy, one against left tackle Russell Okung and a penalty against the defense for 12 men on the field.

All Seahawks need is a little respect | Seattle Seahawks - The News Tribune
"Regardless of the outcome of the game, we’re not going to get the respect that we feel like we deserve," Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman said. "But it doesn’t really matter to us because we keep it in-house. We keep it about us."

Blame Carroll for putting a lid on offense | Seahawks Insider
"I really think this is me holding the lid on it right now," Carroll said. "And I’m overseeing all of that, and making sure that what’s more important to us is that we take care of the football – more than anything. I don’t care about the yards. "And the thing that we’re concerned about is we’ve got to convert on third downs. We did a poor job on third down, particularly in the second half. And we have to get better there. But as it fits together, we’re growing. "He threw the ball down the field beautifully, gave us a couple chances up the sidelines. He had a great pass to Golden (Tate). He’s got the throws in him, and we’re just going to emerge as we really feel good and confident about everything we’re doing. It wouldn’t be any different if Matt (Flynn) was playing. We’d feel the same way. I don’t know what would happen production wise, but we’re just trying to grow around the style of this football team, that gives us a chance to be really physical and really tough and don’t give up anything."

Brock and Salk Blue 42 - Podcasts -
Who else on the Seahawks' offense needs to step up and play better? Why might Rams quarterback Sam Bradford have a hard time against the Seahawks' defense on Sunday? Do the Huskies have any shot at stopping Stanford's rushing attack tonight?

Chalk Talk: How Golden Tate was nearly the goat - Blog -
Trailing 12-7 with 2 minutes left, the Seahawks had a fourth-and-3 from Green Bay's 7-yard line when Tate attempted a leaping, one-handed grab on a pass in the end zone that was intended for Sidney Rice. The pass fell incomplete, and Seattle turned the ball over on downs. "Sidney thought he would have [caught the pass]," coach Pete Carroll told "Brock and Salk" on Monday. "He was coming back under the defender. He had a great shot at it, so he thought he had it cleanly."

Seahawks doing the little things on defense - Seahawks News -
Pass-rush technique. Defensive line coach Todd Wash works on those little details every day – getting off the ball, anticipating the snap count, jab steps and hand fighting. Two little details helped both Bruce Irvin and Chris Clemons get to Aaron Rodgers. Irvin's first sack came on a speed rush up field and a quick counter back to the inside on offensive tackle Bryan Bulaga. But how in the world did the 250-pound Irvin push the 325-pound Bulaga down with just one hand? Bulaga had to quickly elevate from his crouched position so he could match the speed of Irvin's charge. His rapid retreat backwards and high body position made Bulaga about 200 pounds lighter. All that was left to do was give Bulaga a quick shove, using his own weight against him, and Irvin was on his way to his first full NFL sack.

Seahawks vs Rams: Drawing Up a Game Plan for Seattle | Bleacher Report
Now that Monday night's refereeing debacle has finally started to settle, the Seahawks and Packers can focus on their Week 4 opponent. The regular referees are back in action, thanks in large part to the debacle on Monday night, so now games will be called with 100 percent accuracy. Okay, maybe not, but at least games will run on time and fans won't have to endure four-hour marathons.

Seattle Seahawks Blog - Hawk Blogger: Forget Height, Wilson Needs Patience
Before the controversial final play of the game against the Packers, Russell Wilson was 9-20 for 106 yards with 1 touchdown and 0 interceptions for a passer rating of 78.3. A passer rating of around 80.0 represents a mediocre game. ESPN has invented their QBR rating that takes into account many more factors, including things like when the throws were completed, and the defense the quarterback was facing. Wilson finished with a 28.5 QBR, which means a quarterback who plays a game like that should win roughly 28.5% of the games he plays. I have not had the chance to watch the replay of the game yet, but there were two plays that stood out from the stands which illustrated a key area Wilson needs to improve on to take his next developmental step.

For the third time in 15 years, a Seahawks game turned the officiating tide | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports
Those who were surprised to see the Seattle Seahawks on the top side of their controversial 14-12 win over the Green Bay Packers on "Monday Night Football" may not be aware of NFL history. When it comes to games that forced officiating reform, the Seahawks have been the Forrest Gumps of the NFL -- they've been in the middle of things to an interesting degree, and are 1-2 in those games that affected officiating like few others.

After Further Review: 49ers' passing game just doesn't scare, despite efforts to improve -
The New York Jets will play the San Francisco 49ers this week without star corner Darrelle Revis, who will miss his first game after tearing an ACL last week. If there is any opponent in the league where not having Revis can be handled best, it might be the 49ers. They just don't scare down the field. What's worse, they rarely try to do so.

TMZ: Replacement official says he got Green Bay-Seattle catch call right | SI Tracking Blog – Tracking MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL, and NCAA On Twitter
The NFL replacement official — side judge Lance Easley — who made the controversial touchdown call on Golden Tate’s simultaneous catch in Monday night’s Packers-Seahawks game told TMZ he got the call right. "I didn’t do anything wrong," Easley said.

Professor Wade Phillips, Texans DC, explains why his 3-4 defense isn’t like all the others -
A reporter asked about the production from DE J.J. Watt, who has 5.5 sacks and a whole bunch more. He doesn’t fit the mold of the 3-4 end, which is usually a Richard Seymour-type who takes on two blockers and still manages to get after the passer. Why is that, exactly? And how does they use Watt?

What is Wrong With Jay Cutler? | The Rookie Scouting Portfolio
Special moments in life are associated with where you were when they happened. First kiss. 9/11. Hearing about the death of someone close. But a new one for me happened on April 2nd 2009: The day the Chicago Bears traded for Jay Cutler.

Secret Superstars: Week 3 |
Ryan Williams, HB, Arizona Cardinals When you’re only getting 23 snaps in a game as a player at an offensive skill position, you need to make them count and that’s exactly what Arizona Cardinals running back Ryan Williams (+2.2) did in the team’s big win over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. Coming into the game he had struggled, averaging 1.1 and 1.3 yards per carry, respectively, in the opening two games of the season. While it’s not all the running back’s fault to have such a low average, the fact that he hadn’t forced any missed tackles showed that he wasn’t doing anything beyond what his blockers were giving him. That changed on Sunday.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Word of Muth: KC Uses Force
The Chiefs beat the Saints in overtime on Sunday for their first win of 2012. In the process, they ran the ball 45 times for 273 yards. If there’s one thing we respect at Word of Muth, it is commitment to the running game. - Is balance of power shifting on Niners' O-line?
It appears the right side of the 49ers’ offensive line could be catching up to the more vaunted left side on the national attention meter. While the play of starting OLT Joe Staley, who earned his first Pro Bowl berth last season, has been far from Pro Bowl caliber up to now, third-year pro Anthony Davis was praised this week by Jets head coach Rex Ryan as one of the league’s best right tackles.

Film Session: Bears' Cover 2 vs. Bradford, Rams | National Football Post
When you take a look at the Cover 2 defense, the technique of the CBs is key to seeing success within the scheme: jam, re-route, sink and read the QB. Today, let’s go back to the Rams-Bears matchup using the "All-22" film and break down some coaching points on CB Tim Jennings’ INT vs. Sam Bradford.

'Chalk Talk' video: Ponder beats the 49ers | National Football Post
Christian Ponder threw two TD passes—and ran for another score—in the Vikings’ 24-13 upset win over the 49ers up in Minnesota. Today, let’s get on the chalkboard, talk some Xs and Os, route schemes and coverages as we breakdown Ponder’s second TD pass to TE Kyle Rudolph vs. Cover O pressure.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Film Room: Panthers-Falcons
The Rams will need more from their linebackers in run defense this week. The activeness of St. Louis’ defensive line was enough to contain Chicago’s ground attack last week, though the Bears gouged a few Rams stunts with inside counters. The Seahawks present a different style: they’re a zone-running team. As long as they can contain end Chris Long (no small feat), they should be able to slide east-and-west to set up lanes for Marshawn Lynch. That puts the onus primarily on middle linebacker James Laurinaitis to exhibit the improvements in lateral agility that earned him a new contract this past summer.